The mining cap lamp is an essential piece of equipment that has to be carried by every person working in an underground mining environment. It is a light source powered by a battery carried on the miner’s belt with a cable connecting to a headpiece. The headpiece of the miner’s cap lamp is attached onto the front of the miner’s helmet by means of a clip. The cap lamps are rechargeable and designed for 1200 charge cycles.
Products and services
The Brando miner’s cap lamps are available in different models, namely the 6.2Ah accumulator with incandescent bulb headpiece.
Key features of the lead acid miner’s cap lamp include the following:
Solid state resettable fuse Headpieces available with CREE LED Compatible with all charging racks made from flame-retardant material patented technology.
Technological advances allowed Brando manufacture, to have following features for Cap Lamps:
Energy efficient design Built-in intelligence made from flame-retardant material, a patented optical reflector design to significantly improve peripheral lighting Main light output greater than 50,000 lux with more than 12 hours of lighting tenure. Fully compatible with existing charger installations Built-in microprocessor to regulate input voltage, prevent over-charging and control the LED voltage Configured to prevent incorrect wiring to ensure miners aren’t sent underground with faulty equipment.
Brando miner’s cap lamps have been designed for harsh underground mining conditions and are used by all the major South African Mining Groups which mine platinum, gold, diamonds, coal, uranium, copper, iron and antimony.
Furthermore, Brando miner’s cap lamps are exported to mining companies throughout Australia, Columbia, Africa, America & etc. which are used extensively in their mining operations.
The use of the Brando miner’s cap lamps is not just limited to the mining industry but also extends to other applications such as confectionary, grape farming for the wine industry and other outdoor use.
Maintenance of miner’s cap lamps
All Brando miner’s cap lamps are fully maintainable by the end user, which results in reduced downtime and cost of ownership.
Training on maintenance and care on mine lighting
Brando training department aims to provide free, quality training to lamp room personnel on the repairs and maintenance of the complete range of miner’s cap lamps. The department equips trainees with the relevant skills to effectively contribute to the economic development of an organization, as well as maintaining equipment according to industry/Department of Mineral Resources /OEM standards.
The main objective is to increase the knowledge of maintenance staff and assistants, by combining theory and practice to improve your employees’ core, industry-specific, and job-specific competencies. In turn, this allows for a multi-skilled workforce, enhanced operational efficiency and improved profitability.
We are confident that once your staff have been trained correctly and put the skills they’ve learnt into practice, you will see a considerable improvement in production time and turnover of equipment.
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Miner’s cap lamp charging racks
Stainless steel charging racks are used.
The charging racks consist of the following:
Consist of shelves – wall mounted or back-to-back Energy efficient built-in switch mode power supply. Available as a single point charging unit or customized based on requirements.
Cap lamp room battery bay audits
At Brando, our expert personnel come to your lamp room, underground battery bays and locomotive battery hospital to conduct audits that are generally performance and quality related. As the OEM of your equipment, and by following the Department of Mineral Resources’ (DMR) guidelines,
we are best suited to evaluate and advise you on follow-up solutions following:
Ensuring all DMR legals are being carried out/ implemented
Ensuring that correct maintenance / repairs are being carried out
Ensuring that the staff is correctly/ adequately trained
Ensuring that the best return on investment is received
Reducing costly expenses incurred because of incorrect procedures being done